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Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Relay for Life Kandiyohi County
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Lippert -- Marcus
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Doty — St. Aubin
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Robert J. Swanberg
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Adeline T.J. Skogstoe
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
May 13, 2014
U.S. regulator opens door wider for Americans on mortgages
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac laid out plans for the government-run companies on Tuesday that could make...
May 13, 2014 - 11:35pm
February 19, 2014
U.S. mortgage applications fall in latest week
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell in the latest week, with both purchase and refinancing applications down, an industry group said on Wednesday.
February 19, 2014 - 7:47am
December 18, 2013
Industry group says mortgage applications fall in latest week
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Applications for home mortgages fell last week, dropping to a multi-year low, an industry group said on Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity, which includes both refinancing and home...
December 18, 2013 - 6:36am
December 2, 2013
Bank of America to pay $404 million to Freddie Mac to settle mortgage dispute
(Reuters) - Bank of America said it settled all claims with Freddie Mac arising from residential mortgages sold to the government-backed housing agency through the end of 2009. BofA will pay $404 million to settle claims related to loans sold to Freddie Mac from January 1, 2000...
December 2, 2013 - 7:35am
November 18, 2013
Association says U.S. home builder sentiment stabilizes in November
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilder confidence stabilized in November after falling for two straight months, though steady home demand was...
November 18, 2013 - 12:41pm
November 12, 2013
Largest U.S. homebuilder sees orders fall 2 percent as housing demand slows
(Reuters) - D.R. Horton Inc, the largest U.S. homebuilder, reported a 2 percent fall in quarterly orders due to rising mortgage rates and policy uncertainty in Washington. Mortgage rates began rising in May and touched a two-year high in July after the Federal Reserve started talking...
November 12, 2013 - 6:52am
November 7, 2013
Taxpayers close to breaking even on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac bailout
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Government-run Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, America's biggest providers of housing finance, will send the U.S. Treasury $39.0 billion in December, leaving them within a hair of paying back their 2008 bailout.
November 7, 2013 - 12:43pm
October 2, 2013
Bank of America, Wells Fargo to improve mortgage servicing plans
WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Bank of America and Wells Fargo once again agreed to improve their mortgage servicing processes, after state and federal authorities said the banks were still not properly handling requests from struggling borrowers.
October 2, 2013 - 2:27pm
August 28, 2013
Mortgage bankers say applications fall as rates hit 2013 high
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Applications for U.S. home loans fell for a third straight week as average mortgage rates hit their highest level this year,...
August 28, 2013 - 9:59am
August 22, 2013
Average U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage at 4.58 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages rose this week to their highest levels in two years, driven by heightened speculation that the Federal Reserve will slow its bond purchases later this year.
August 22, 2013 - 4:12pm
August 8, 2013
Fannie Mae posts $10.1B net income for 2Q
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mortgage giant Fannie Mae earned $10.1 billion in the second quarter, aided by the recovery in the housing market. The government-controlled company has turned a profit in each of the past six quarters. Fannie said Thursday it will pay a dividend of $10.2 billion...
August 8, 2013 - 7:34am
August 7, 2013
Freddie Mac posts second-quarter profit on housing recovery
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Freddie Mac (FMCC.OB: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the U.S.-owned mortgage finance company, on Wednesday posted...
August 7, 2013 - 8:25am
July 18, 2013
U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage declines to 4.37 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average rates on U.S. fixed mortgages declined this week as concern waned in the financial markets over the Federal Reserve's possible slowing of its bond purchases this year.
July 18, 2013 - 2:54pm
June 27, 2013
U.S. 30-year mortgage rate at 2-year high: 4.46 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The average U.S. rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage surged this week to 4.46 percent, the highest in two years.
June 27, 2013 - 3:00pm
May 9, 2013
Record profit signals healthier Fannie Mae
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fannie Mae said something Thursday that would have been unthinkable a few years ago: It earned a record $58.7 billion profit in the January-March quarter. By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fannie Mae said something Thursday...
May 9, 2013 - 1:55pm